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The #1 Resource for Executives and Managers of Large Shows

Dallas, TX
April 20, 2023

Large Show Roundtable exclusively serves executives, directors, show managers, and department managers responsible for shows with 125,000 net square feet and larger. Facilitated discussions explore data, exchange best practices, and solidify enduring connections. Clients will benefit from information-exchange and networking facilitated by Sam Lippman.


LSR Connects You to Large Show Professionals & Innovations

The LSR experience includes:

  • Wednesday evening networking reception and dinner to welcome participants in a relaxed setting.
  • One complimentary night at a destination hotel.
  • Breakfast keynote by a noted expert gets the program started.
  • Networking lunch break.

LSR Exceeds or Meets Expectations – According to 100% of respondents to a post-event survey.

Information with Immediate Impact – 90% say they will use the information from LSR immediately; 100% within 6 months.

Valuable Professional Connections – Nine out of ten will "Definitely" reach out to other LSR attendees; 100% say "Definitely" or "Very likely".




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Why Attend?

Learn Growth Strategies
Learning from peers is critical to your professional growth and your show's success. The Large Show Roundtable brings together knowledgeable show executives, directors, and managers to share best practices and tactics.

Exchange Ideas with Peers
LSR convenes the perfect-sized group to brainstorm ideas. Learn how to make your show more effective and profitable directly from the advice of peers.

Discuss Challenges and How to Overcome Them
Collaboration and communication are essential to the success of your show. LSR clients actively exchange ideas on how to overcome common, persistent, and emerging challenges.

22 Reasons to Attend

Large Show Roundtable Delivers

Continuing Education Units

Eligible for 6 clock hours towards CEM recertification. As a CAE Approved Provider educational program related to the CAE exam content outline, this program may be applied for 6 credits toward your CAE application or renewal professional development requirements.

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 Registration and Cancellation

  • $395 inclusive of hotel and meals — Add an associate for $295.
  • Eligible substitutions can be made at any time. Registration fees are fully refundable for cancellations at least one week in advance of LSR.

Questions? Contact Sam Lippman.

What to Expect



LSR Program

April 19, 2023
  1. Large Show Roundtable kicks off Wednesday evening, 6:00 PM. Your evening at Black Ship Little Katana begins with a welcome by the Sushi Chef, who will introduce you to the history and art of sushi rolling. This will be a fun and enlightening experience as you discover how each ingredient comes together to produce a sum greater than the whole of its parts. After rolling the sushi, you will enjoy a 360-degree dining experience with food stations all around the restaurant for an interactive experience throughout the dinner. The sushi creation and the food stations will include, non-raw fish options, vegetarian options, and cover all dietary restrictions.

    LSR Welcome Reception and Dinner

April 20, 2023
  1. Face-to-face is back but with a significant shift to younger audiences. How does the generational shift translate into marketing strategy and long-term outlook? Will the tried-and-true appeals to professional development and the fear of missing out still work? What are the new skills needed to find more qualified prospects and convert them into loyal attendees? We'll engage in a frank exchange of strengths, weaknesses, and new directions.
  2. Of all the challenges for our industry emerging in the post-Covid era, none is more surprising – or thornier – than recruiting, onboarding, and retaining top talent. What are the advantages of working for a large show that have special appeal to young professionals?   

    Julie Holland, Vice President, Human Resources and Alyssa Sterioti, Senior Manager of Business Development from GES will lead a lively discussion on how the past three years has changed the approach to recruiting and retaining top talent for the exhibitions and conventions industry. 

    Some takeaways include: 

    • Current recruiting challenges and tips on giving your organization a competitive advantage. 
    • Steps to raise awareness and attract new young professionals to enter our industry. 
    • Creating a culture that positively impacts employee retention and engagement. 
  3. Rosa Fleming, Director, Convention & Event Services, City of Dallas and Craig Davis, CEO, Visit Dallas, will reveal what exhibition and convention organizers can look forward to When Dallas opens its new state-of-the-art Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.
  4. Presenting a timely round up of research relevant to executives and managers of large shows. Clients receive a copy of the complete Large Show Research Report.
  5. Have we learned from the pandemic that relationships matter more than ever? Or does your sales team define their jobs as leasing concrete? Go behind closed doors for frank, unrecorded discussions focusing on strategies and tactics that translate into increased revenue.
  6. Collect large show insights from the sharpest minds at the most respected shows in the nation. 
  7. The exchange is fast-paced and impactful when the day's most valued takeaways are reviewed.

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Lippman Connects You




  • Access Intelligence
  • Advanstar
  • Advanstar Communications
  • Advertising Specialty Institute
  • All Baby & Child
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • American Association of Petroleum Geologists
  • American College of Cardiology
  • American College of Emergency Physicians
  • American Dental Association
  • American Farm Bureau
  • American Heart Association
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Meat Institute
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Pet Products Association
  • American Pharmacists Association
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
  • American Water Works Association
  • American Wind Energy Association
  • AmericasMart Atlanta
  • ASIS International
  • Association of Equipment Manufacturers
  • Association of Woodworking & Furnishings Suppliers
  • Auto Care Association
  • Biotechnology Industry Organization
  • Business Journals
  • California Building Industry Association
  • Consumer Technology Association
  • Converting & Package Printing Expo
  • ConvExx
  • Corcoran Expositions
  • Craft & Hobby Association
  • CTIA - The Wireless Association
  • Direct Marketing Association
  • Diversified Communications
  • Diving Equipment & Marketing Association
  • dmg::events
  • Emerald Expositions
  • Exhibit Management Associates
  • Exposition Development Company
  • Farm Progress Show
  • Food Marketing Institute
  • Golf Course Superintendents Association of America
  • Graphic Arts Show Company
  • Graphics of the Americas
  • Hall-Erickson
  • Hanley Wood
  • Health Information Management System Society
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Association
  • Helicopter Association International
  • IDG World Expo
  • Independent Film and Television Alliance
  • InfoComm International
  • Informa
  • Institute of Food Technologists
  • International Agri-Center
  • International Association of Chiefs of Police
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • International Manufacturing Technology Show
  • International Music Products Association
  • International Poultry Expo
  • International Sign Association
  • International Society for Stem Cell Research
  • International Woodworking Fair
  • IPC - Association Connecting Electronics Industries
  • ISSA - The Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association
  • Jewelers of America
  • LIGHTFAIR® International
  • Louisiana Restaurant Association
  • Mack Brooks Exhibitions
  • Material Handling Industry
  • Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc.
  • NAB Show
  • NACS - The Association for Convenience and Fuel Retailing
  • National Asphalt Pavement Association
  • National Association of Broadcasters
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • National Association of College Stores
  • National Association of Home Builders
  • National Business Aviation Association
  • National Cattlemen's Beef Association
  • National Confectioners Association
  • National FFA Organization
  • National Glass Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Retail Federation
  • National Safety Council
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • National Shooting Sports Foundation
  • National Trade Productions
  • National Training & Simulation Association
  • Naylor Event Solutions
  • New Hope Natural Media
  • Newcom Business Media
  • nGage Events
  • Nielsen Expositions
  • NPE
  • Offprice
  • Optical Society
  • Penton
  • Performance Racing Industry
  • Pfingsten Publishing LLC
  • Pittsburgh Conference on Analytical Chemistry and Applied Spectroscopy
  • PMMI - Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies
  • Premiere Show Group
  • Produce Marketing Association
  • Promotional Products Association International
  • Questex LLC
  • Radiological Society of North America
  • Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
  • Reed Exhibitions
  • Riddle & Associates
  • SAE International
  • SAP Global Marketing
  • SECO International
  • Sellers Expositions
  • Semiconductor Equipment & Materials International
  • SmithBucklin
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Society of Petroleum Engineers
  • Solar Energy Trade Shows
  • SouthComm
  • SPARGO, Inc.
  • Specialty Equipment Market Association
  • Specialty Graphic Imaging Association
  • Texas Nursery & Landscape Association
  • The Vision Council
  • Toy Industry Association
  • True Value Company
  • UBM
  • US Poultry & Egg Association
  • VNU Expositions, Inc.
  • Water Environment Federation
  • Western Exhibitors
  • Western Veterinary Conference
  • William T. Glasgow, Inc.
  • World Dairy Expo
  • World Pet Association

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About Large Show Roundtable


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  • The networking at the Large Show Roundtable (LSR) was very beneficial. I walked away with several new ideas we implemented immediately. I will recommend LSR to my colleagues.
    Donna Bellantone
    Executive Vice President, Informa Markets
  • Having new research presented was terrific—it’s great to have something to share with your colleagues. And the networking was also a huge value.
    Greg Topalian
    CEO, Clarion UX and Leftfield Media
  • I get a high ROI from the Large Show Roundtable and leave with best practices that help grow my show.
    Steve Drew
    Associate Executive Director, RSNA
  • I enjoy the opportunity to network and share ideas with peers in the Large Show Roundtable’s casual and unstructured setting. It’s very helpful to discuss current challenges impacting our industry and how to overcome them.
    Carol Fojtik
    Senior Vice President, Hall Erickson - MINExpo